The Alberni Valley Bulldogs acquired Forward Matthew Grouchy from the Gatineau Olympiques of the QMJHL.
The 20 year old product of Labrador City, Newfoundland collected 12 points in 21 games with the Olympiques this season.
Last season Grouchy had 47 points in 61 regular season games with the Quebec Ramparts.
The 6 foot 1, 171-pound right winger is expected to add some leadership and skill to the Bulldogs forward group.
“This is a good acquisition for our group” said Bulldogs head coach and general manager Joe Martin. “Matthew adds experience and leadership to our group and he will help our scoring depth for the stretch drive.”
Grouchy was originally drafted in the 2015 QMJHL Entry Draft by the Charlottetown Islanders in the 6th round at pick number 101.
In 207 career regular season games in the QMJHL, Grouchy has 121 points including 46 goals.
Grouchy is expected to make his Bulldogs debut on Friday night against the Cowichan Capitals and his Dawg Pound debut on Saturday vs. Chilliwack for the club’s annual Teddy Bear Toss.